House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caved this week and finally sent the House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate.
Now, the GOP-controlled Senate will hold a trial into the bogus allegations and put an end to the madness once and for all.
But one lawmaker just made things a little tricky for those who wanted the Senate to vote quickly to dismiss the charges against Trump.
While speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt told reporters that he didn’t believe there was the requisite 51-vote majority among his fellow Republicans to support a measure to dismiss the articles of impeachment without a trial.
“I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. … Certainly, there aren’t 51 votes for a motion to dismiss,” Blunt said following a closed-door hearing with other Republican leaders.
Some have suggested there could be as many as 10 Senate Republicans who would vote with Democrats to have a longer trial with more witnesses.
Given Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate, they could only afford to lose two votes and still be able to move forward with a quick dismissal.
Two Republican senators are already on record as opposing dismissal — Susan Collins of Maine and Rob Portman of Ohio — and Blunt thinks are many more who want to call witnesses and hold a longer trial.
Trump has signaled his support for an outright dismissal, most recently over the weekend.
Trump wrote, “Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, ‘no pressure’ Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!”
Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, “no pressure” Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020
After three weeks of an unprecedented, never-before-seen impeachment stall, the House officially passed a resolution to transmit the impeachment articles to the Senate.
The senate impeachment trial will begin next week after nearly a month’s wait. McConnell said he’s aiming for the trial to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Now, Democrats are already complaining about McConnell possibly holding an unfair investigation, but that’s literally what Democrats just did for three months.
When Democrats hold Soviet-style trials and limit the other side from having any say at all — there’s no problem at all.
But before the impeachment trial likely moves into the Senate — Democrats are whining, issuing ridiculous demands, and already claiming the process is “rigged.”
Pelosi and Democrats shouted for months in front of every camera that Trump must be impeached to protect the country.
Now, they aren’t so urgent anymore. Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, which is her constitutional duty.
They have accused Trump of just about everything imaginable, and after months of wasting taxpayer dollars to hold impeachment hearings, they still can’t prove the president did anything wrong.
And McConnell has already revealed exactly what’s going to happen when the impeachment trial moves into the Senate.